Meghan McCain was missing from the latest episode of The View after a weekend of mockery from the internet over her comments last week about Representative Ilhan Omar and antisemitism. In case you missed it, McCain brought out the waterworks last Thursday, calling Omar’s criticisms of Israel “scary” and claiming that this issue is very important to her because she has some Jewish friends. McCain is not Jewish herself.
This resulted in internet users – Jewish and gentile alike – making fun of her all weekend long for what some called an attempt to make a complex issue all about her and her very important feelings. A Jewish comic artist, Eli Valley, even got her to respond to the criticism with a single-panel comic depicting McCain crying while claiming to be Jewish and surrounded by stereotypically Jewish things and books explaining Jewish history and culture.
McCain called the comic “one of the most anti-semitic things I’ve ever seen.”
Seeing as the comic was created by a Jewish man who supports Rep. Omar and her position on Israel, her response only intensified the mockery.
Then, on Monday, she was absent from The View along with Whoopi Goldberg, who is currently battling double pneumonia, which sounds horrific. The other co-hosts did not say what illness was keeping McCain from doing her job today, only saying that she was “out sick.”
Twitter has some ideas.
white fragility claims another victim RIP megan https://t.co/s3fk0IuIFg— class is over (@Kirkdify) March 11, 2019
Hi Meghan, wondering who you will be getting your sick note from, your Doctor or Rabbi?— SaneScot (@scot_sane) March 11, 2019
Pretending to be a Jew to feign outrage and then getting owned online all weekend is a dangerous disease that affects 1 American every year. https://t.co/24WTuyMYog— RADATATAT! (Pizza Lawyer to the Stars) (@pabstimus) March 11, 2019
publicly humiliating herself to the point of being unable to look her colleagues in the eye and then pretending to be sick the next day is the most relatable thing Meghan McCain has ever done https://t.co/gFIXigmsyE— Law Boy, Esq. (@The_Law_Boy) March 11, 2019
Meghan got diarrhea so bad she slipped and fell in the diarrhea and it got in her mouth so she can't go to work now https://t.co/j4TUajitYq— luke oneil (@lukeoneil47) March 11, 2019
She is at home praying...— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) March 11, 2019
Baruch atta adonyai elohanu melech cha olam...
Imagining the conversation I’d have with my boss, calling in “Internet was too spicy”, to work— Jake Dahl (@Jake_Dahl) March 11, 2019
Being “sick” didn’t keep McCain from promoting her a lie-filled rant about how Democrats totally love murdering babies that she helped write for the Wall Street Journal, however. Twitter isn’t too impressed with that, either.
Well, Megan if your out sick, your not that ill. You still won't give one day to take a break from social media. Pout..— JSCorsaut (@JSCorsaut) March 11, 2019
you took a “sick day” to write & peddle lies. perhaps you need another sick day... and some sense.— nolarican (@nolarican) March 11, 2019
Hey now! If you’re too sick to go to work, you’re too sick to tweet.— Doug (@resister_d) March 11, 2019
Feelin a little sick today?? Guess the snowflakes gave you a cold after all ????????— Dale Santiago (@J_d1ESeL) March 11, 2019
LMAO how's your "sick day" going, Meghan?— Kelly Diaz (@_bratfink) March 11, 2019
On a more positive note, other people noticed just how good The View was without McCain’s tears all over it.
I don't care if she is really sick or not but @TheView was such a good show today without her on. @ABCNetwork is probably not willing 2 break her contract but @MeghanMcCain needs to go! @TheView the has lost a lot of viewers & fans because of her.— YMosley (@Brooklynlife47) March 11, 2019
Big Mouth Meghan (BMM) out sick today on The View. I actually enjoyed watching.— J.Ason (@jbp805) March 11, 2019
Hey @MeghanMcCain just call in sick until the end of your contract. No one will miss you!— Kris ???? (@maverick_kris) March 11, 2019
Why is @MeghanMcCain still allowed to be on The View. Her statements are sick.— Michelle Plant (@michellesplant) March 3, 2019
this is one of her more reasonable decisions— Dylan (@DylanNews) March 11, 2019
Remember, the best way to prevent callout-related illness is to get off the air and stop saying things that are so easy to mock. Talk to your doctor about not being an ignorant mess today.